For these Iranian twin-sister artists, collaboration is “like one person working with her other self”

• 1 week ago · Written by Omid Memarian The artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. Photo by Justin Aversano, courtesy the Safarani sisters. Does art imitate life or the other way around? “Reincarnation”, the Iranian-born artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani’s first independent show in New York City combines painting, video and performance. The work is also part of the twin sisters’ personal...

#unborder collaborations

  Day #56, 20 October 2018, Lusaka, Zambia. “In Zambia we took a new route for our artistic collaborations, unlike last two countries where artists from one medium were collaborating with each other, we had cross-media collaborations. It was a great collaborative process as we narrowed down our thoughts into one word each person, describing the feeling we get when...

Eastern Music and Human Rights by Katsuhiko Nakano

Eastern cultures emphasize raising awareness of the inter-connectedness between all beings, and seek harmony, rather than place emphasis on differences In this essay, I would like to discuss Eastern music and human rights. First, I would like to describe one specific feature of Eastern music. Second, I would like to explain the Eastern concept of non-violent human rights. Finally, I...

About Poetry and Peace by Mike Scheidemann

We should wonder why humanity’s most awesome creations came into being against a backdrop of social violence, political turmoil and religious hypocrisy. These symptoms of our flawed humanity might be neatly labelled, ‘moral breakdown’ and a society ignores its driving moral forces at its peril. I have the Renaissance and Reformation of Europe in the Christ-like figures or mother and...

Why Use Literature to Teach Peace? by Marisa Antonaya

Introduction   After months of planning and negotiations, I was finally granted the opportunity to teach a seminar course on literature and human rights this semester at my university. I was ecstatic, but noticed that a few of my colleagues were more than slightly baffled by the course content. Human rights and literature? Reading for peace? I was engaged in...

Oasis of Peace by Rais Boneza

  Under the laden sun, Between the winds of sand That whisper between land and sky Arises the usual thirst, Appears an island of serenity Distant from boiling cities, A land of asylum Coming from oblivion, Helpful and refreshing Where grows the palm tree of peace

February 15, 2003 Photography, by George Lottermoser

Photography ©2003 Lottermoser

Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinade

In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people were predicting all kinds of outcomes for the year 2000, I decided to go to schools and give workshops on “Peace Globalization”. It was also a time where this word was becoming very popular in Argentina, but with the economic significance. It was a great experience. I had children...

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